Mappa Mundi

Mappa Mundi

by JustinaRobson (Author)

Synopsis

An novel of hard SF exploring the nature of identity both inherited and engineered. In the near future, when medical nanotechnology has made it possible to map a model of the living human brain, radical psychologist Natalie Armstrong sees her work suddenly become crucial to a cutting-edge military project for creating comprehensive mind-control. On the other side of the Atlantic, Jude Westhorpe, FBI specialist, is tracking a cold war defector long involved in everything from gene sequencing to mind-mapping. But his investigation has begun to affect matters of national security -- throwing Jude and Natalie together as partners in trouble. Deep trouble from every direction. This fascinating novel explores the nature of humanity in the near future, and how technologies can develop whose power and potential demand that we adapt ourselves to their existence - whatever the price.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Tor
Published: 12 Oct 2001

ISBN 10: 0333754387
ISBN 13: 9780333754382
Book Overview: Justina Robson is on shortlist for both the Arthur C Clarke Award and the BSAFA Best Novel Award for 1999. Also, winner of the first Amazon Writer's Bursary Award for Silverscreen .
Prizes: Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2002 and Arthur C Clarke Award 2002.

Author Bio
Born and brought up in Leeds, where she still lives, Justina Robson started writing in her teens. Her first novel Silver Screen was published by MacMillan to great critical acclaim.